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    Similarity-based grouping to support teachers on collaborative activities in exploratory learning environments

    Gutierrez-Santos, Sergio and Mavrikis, M. and Geraniou, E. and Poulovassilis, Alexandra (2016) Similarity-based grouping to support teachers on collaborative activities in exploratory learning environments. IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (99), ISSN 2168-6750.

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    This paper describes a computer-based tool that helps teachers group their students for collaborative activities in the classroom, the challenge being to organise groups of students based on their recent work so that their collaboration results in meaningful interactions. Students first work on an exploratory task individually, and then the computer suggests possible groupings of students to the teacher. The complexity of the tasks is such that teachers would require too long a time to create meaningful groups. The paper describes the design of the tool, the algorithms and metrics used for generating the groups, the evaluation of the tool, and the pedagogical context in which the tool was designed.


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    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for, Bioinformatics, Bloomsbury Centre for (Closed), Birkbeck Knowledge Lab
    Depositing User: Alex Poulovassilis
    Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2016 15:18
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:37


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